Tag: work

  • ntdsutil auth restore subtree

    One amusing element of a major outage on the last day before Christmas holidays — on which a lot of people bring their kids in to work — is a lot of “Fuck! Crap! Uh, oops, sorry.” We now have a few system administrators, myself included, going “Rats!” when things don’t work out. It’s sort […]

  • This is the most annoying hardware problem ever.

    I have an Ultra 10 at work which handles mail for a small group of users who haven’t moved onto Notes for whatever reason. Lately it’s been hanging over the weekend: console reports that /var is full and / is out of inodes, and a hard reboot brings it back up without a full /var […]

  • Yak shaving

    This has been one of those weeks. Mostly the problem has been yak shaving — where to get one thing done you find yourself in a pile of other related but annoying tasks. For instance, yesterday someone needed to move an old SparcStation 5 that acts as a terminal server onto a new subnet. Yak […]

  • mysql argh

    Fun MySQL problems at work today. An application update introduced a handful of regularly-run but poorly optimized queries — full table scans, temporary tables, the works — on a box that was already pretty heavily taxed. The end result was a run queue of 20-60 when things were bad, alternating with inexplicable periods of idleness. […]

  • good hurt

    Ow. I hurt. I strained my neck a few weeks ago, and it’s been borderline since, so I’ve been going to see a massage therapist at the clinic Candice works at. It’s helpful, and it’s good hurt, but ow ow ow. Lots of deep work on my pecs to try to get my shoulders to […]

  • go go windows lazyweb

    This is one of those things that is so straightforward that the detailed writeups don’t cover it, but detailed enough that the light stuff doesn’t really verify it. I have two domains, OLD and NEW, that have a two-way external trust between them. A share from OLD has an ACL that allows access from a […]

  • Writing mail filters for Notes

    I am in the process of porting a mail filter which I originally wrote in Perl using Mail::Audit to LotusScript for use in Notes. I’ve now got an Enterprise Blackberry, which means I can’t store my mail on the old e-smith IMAP server anymore, and there’s always been pressure for me to use Notes so […]

  • Catching up

    It’s been a while since I’ve posted, so here’s a quick overview of what you’ve missed! Candice and I found a place to have our wedding and set a date, only to find that there was a good chance that the Ontario massage therapy regulatory organization would be moving her professional exam to a conflicting […]